Sundays for Children
Our congregation works hard to create an inclusive and supportive environment for children on Sundays through Sunday School and Worship.
9:30am in upstairs youth room
This intergenerational class provides opportunities to explore our faith tradition through bible stories, music, and art. The program is designed for children age 5 and up with room for parents and adults as well! We start with a Bible-based curriculum that teaches God’s love for us. Old and New Testament stories and lessons will help students become familiar with the Bible, form their own faith and apply Christian values in their lives. We will nurture spiritual and physical growth in our children through a loving, safe, fun and inclusive learning environment. During our hour of Sunday school the curriculum lesson with be presented along with games, music, and crafts or projects that enhance the lesson. We will also encourage some age appropriate memorization of Bible verses and prayers. See our story schedule below for the Fall Season.
9 Creation - Genesis 1:1-2;4a
16 Noah’s Ark – Genesis 6-9
23 Abram’s Call – Genesis 12:1-9
30 Abraham & Sara’s visitors – Genesis (various)
7 Isacc’s Blessing – Genesis 25,27 (various)
14 Free from Slavery – Exodus 5:1-6:13
21 The Red Sea – Exodus 14:1-30
28 The 10 Commandments – Exodus 20: 1-17
4 The Battle of Jericho- Joshua 6:1-20
11 Naomi & Ruth – Ruth 1:1-22
18 David & Goliath – 1 Samuel 17 (various)
25 Elijah & the Widow 1 Kings 17:8-16
*Or Jonah and the Big Fish Jonah 1-4
Children in Worship
10:30am in Sanctuary
Our worship service is designed to include the needs of children as part of the worshiping community. We begin the service with energetic worship music to provide opportunities to praise God together. We have an interactive "passing of the peace" where children can get to know others in the community. The pastor invites the children up for a children's sermon that empowers our youth to bring their own questions and wisdom into the worship space. And we provide meditative coloring and other art projects to provide an outlet for energy that keeps families together during worship.
We also have a nursery in the education wing run by Janese Thomas. Children five and under have the option of staying under her care and receiving age appropriate activities that support what was learned in Sunday School.